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Different Material Types to Fabricate Stunning Channel Letter Signs

3Sixty Sign Solutions

Channel letter signs are amazing at grabbing one’s attention at a single glance. And most business owners focus on over-the-top design and vibrant lighting effects to make eye-catching signs. In fact, one of the most important elements in the design of dimensional letters is the material they are made of.

Channel Letter Signs

Metal, acrylic and vinyl all offer a distinct look and feel to the sign. Choose the material for your sign wisely and you can really make your design stand out. Find out what are some popular materials used in the construction of signs today.

Did you know we weatherproof our channel letters so they can stand up to the harshest of weather in Edmonton.

Metal channel letters

Metals such as stainless steel and aluminum are some of the most widely used in the construction of signage. They are durable, affordable (aluminum is less expensive than steel), and immensely customizable. Our shop fabricates all types of shapes with metals. However, aluminum remains the best material because it is lighter, yet able to withstand extreme cold weather.

Metallic signs also have a classy glow that really raises the profile of the establishment. It is why you will see these signs installed above commercial buildings in Edmonton, condominiums, and boutiques.


Clear face channel letter sign? That is probably not glass you are looking at it is acrylic. Acrylic is available in multiple quality and hardness grades, letting you personalize the visual appeal of the sign. Faces can also be designed with a durable polycarbonate called Lexan. It is perfect for situations when the sign will experience particularly strong winds. While you may be interested in using Lexan everywhere, note that it costs more than regular acrylic and should only be considered if the letters are big.


Lighting is one of the most important aspects of the fabrication of stunning channel letter signs. Modern LED technology has revolutionized how signs can be illuminated. Flexible LED strips can be concealed neatly within the sign; changeable colors let you customize the sign nightly too. We also create neon-lit signs but fewer and fewer business owners are choosing them because neon is relatively less reliable and more expensive to run.

LED lighting is so energy efficient, that business owners are happy to illuminate their sign all day and night.

Vinyl Finishes

Channel signs cannot be made out of vinyl but it is used to give dimensional letters a more customized finish. Translucent pressure-treated vinyl is used to create different effects and to diffuse lighting.

Speak to 3SixtySignSolutions for custom channel signs for your business. We are one of the few full-service sign builders in the city – designing, building, installing, and maintaining signage in-house. Our fabricators are experienced at creating custom designs and finish signs to a high quality. We ensure our signage is affordable and long-lasting, helping you make the most of your investment. Contact us now to get started on your next signage project.


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